Anti-Catholic Activists in Maine Target Federalist Society’s Leonard Leo After Latest Supreme Court Decisions

Federalist Society Co-Chairman Leonard Leo, who served as an advisor in the selection process of former President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court appointees, has been targeted in his hometown in Maine by what a prominent Catholic leader calls “anti-Catholic bigots” in the wake of recent rulings by the High Court.

Activists have been protesting at Leo’s home in Northeast Harbor, tying him to Supreme Court rulings with which they disagree.

One activist recently showed up to protest wearing an “angry uterus” costume, The Maine Wire reported Monday.

“I’m an angry uterus,” the elderly woman wearing the costume reportedly told a camerawoman. “I’m really mad because Leonard Leo has inserted himself, and that is not okay.”

According to the news report, the activists’ signs included messages that read, “Rosaries off ovaries,” “Leo, you should not be enjoying your life here while you destroy others’ lives – get out!”


Another sign said Leo (pictured above) is “one of the most dangerous men in the United States.”

“Some protesters held signs blaring messages that were simply false, such as the claim that the overturning of Roe v. Wade ‘criminalized miscarriages’ or banned birth control,” The Maine Wire reported.

Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, wrote Tuesday the “anti-Catholic bigots” demonstrating at Leo’s home “are not content to object to his jurisprudential philosophy.”

“No, they are viciously attacking his Catholicism,” he asserted, explaining that Leo is a member of Opus Dei, “a traditional Catholic organization in good standing in the Church.”

The Catholic leader reported a newly created website portrayed Leo as a Ku Klux Klan (KKK) member, even though the KKK was anti-Catholic.

On social media, Donohue said Leo was called a “rapist.”

He continued in his post:

This is what happens when civility breaks down and demagoguery triumphs. The population control crowd, beginning with Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, has a long history of anti-Catholicism. Today’s iteration is even more virulent, and in some cases, such as with Antifa and Jane’s Revenge, anti-Catholic bigots turn violent, especially when the issue of abortion is prominent.

“What happened to Leo should be condemned by all men and women, independent of what side they choose on the subject of abortion,” Donohue wrote. “Anti-Catholic bigotry, and angry protests outside the home of a public person, have no legitimate place in public dialogue. But to those who can’t marshal a plausible defense of their abortion politics, resorting to bigotry comes naturally to them.”

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Susan Berry, PhD is national education editor at The Star News Network. Email tips to [email protected]
Photo “Leonard Leo” by Federalist Society.




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